WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I acknowledge that sailing and its related activities carry various risks of property damage, injury and even death. In return for permitting me to participate in the Stockton Sailing Club Event (hereinafter referred to as "the event"), I, on behalf of myself and anyone else who might or could make a claim if I am injured or killed or my property is damaged, DO HEREWITH VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF ALL SUCH ACTIVITIES. BY THIS DOCUMENT, I EXPRESSLY INTEND TO AND DO HEREWITH WAIVE IN ADVANCE, AND DO HEREWITH RELIEVE AND RELEASE ALL THOSE PERSONS AND ENTITIES INVOLVED IN ANY WAY IN PUTTING ON THE EVENT (including but not limited to the event sponsors, the event committee, the Stockton Sailing Club, directors, members, volunteers, employees, servants, agents, contractors, subcontractors, heirs, next of kin, successors, or assigns, all hereinafter collectively referred to as “Hosts”) FROM, ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO MY PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT AND/OR ANY RELATED ACTIVITIES, prior to, during, or after the event, whether on or off the water, EVEN IF SUCH INJURY, DEATH, AND/OR DAMAGE IS CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER FAULT OF SUCH PERSONS OR ENTITIES, BY THE DANGEROUS OR DEFECTIVE CONDITION OF ANY PROPERTY, PREMISES (including but not limited to the Club, docks, ramps, floats, etc.) OR EQUIPMENT OWNED OR MAINTAINED OR CONTROLLED BY THEM, AND/OR BECAUSE OF THEIR LIABILITY WITHOUT FAULT.
I agree that the jurisdiction and venue for any dispute will be San Joaquin County, California, and that California law will govern any arbitration or litigation. If any provision of this Waiver and Release is determined to be illegal, unenforceable, or otherwise invalid for any reason, such provision will be deemed to be severed and deleted. Neither such provision nor its severance and deletion shall in any way affect the validity of the remaining provisions.
I have read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a waiver of all claims, and I sign of my own free will.
MEDICAL EMERGENCY: In case of an emergency due to illness or accident, the SSC authorities have our permission to use their best judgment in contacting emergency medical personnel. I/We understand that the SSC does not provide accident medical insurance for the event participants. I/We further understand that all costs related to medical treatment shall be my/our responsibility and not the SSC's responsibility.